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Harding family

  • CA MNBM ID158
  • Fonds
  • 1775-1909

This fonds includes personal correspondence of the Harding and Reed family, 1805-1849; wills and deeds primarily in Maugerville parish, 1775-1909; accounts and receipts of Capt. Jonathan Harding , 1793-1843; and receipts and accounts of other Harding family members, 1845-1849. There are also notes about the Reed and Harding families and a silhouette labelled Catherine Reed.

Harding (family)

Fraser family

  • CA PANB MC350
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1878

The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John Fraser's company of the 1st Battalion of Gloucester militia based in Bathurst, 1839-1842. It includes lists of men at each annual muster, with their rank. The roll covers the period of the Aroostook War when the militia was called out throughout New Brunswick. It includes a list of aliens resident in the district for each year.

Also included are three letters, 1799-1800, from Alex Fraser to his parents in Inverness-shire, Scotland. They recount his voyage from Fort Augustus to Glasgow, then onward to Cove (Cobh), Ireland and St. Vincent in the West Indies. There is a letter dated 1812, appointing Alex Fraser to the militia in Inverness. An album containing coloured Christmas cards and a very few Easter and St. Valentine's cards from 1878 is also included. Four photographs of the family have been transferred to the Photograph Section.

Fraser, John (family)

Miller family

  • CA PANB MC351
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1931

This fonds consists of personal, business, and family records relating to members of the Miller family. It includes personal and family correspondence, 1879-1931 (9 items); an account book for farming operations, 1865-1875; farm receipts, 1863-1878; 11 receipts pertaining to the Methodist Church, 1898; four deeds for sale of land, 1875-1894, and one for the sale of a cow, 1893; and six fire insurance policies on houses in Bathurst, 1884-1896.

Also included are records of the Order of British Templars-Bathurst Lodge, including two copies of a Degree Book printed in Saint John (1867), a copy of a typed speech given by Miller, two books of accounts, and a listing of books missing from the lodge library (1874). There are also printed advertisements for Massey Harvesters and Steinberger Hendry Company globes.

Miller (family)

Zula V. Hallett family

  • CA PANB MC377
  • Fonds
  • 1820-1935

This fonds consists of correspondence addressed to Zula Hallett, Samuel J. Hallett, and Sophrinia Hallett (Dunphy) from their family and friends; greeting cards and postcards; a teacher's agreement; agreements of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; minutes of the Baptist Church; various deeds, mortgages and other legal documents relating to property owned by the Halletts, Dunphys and the previous owners of that property; and a world map.

The map was transferred to PANB's cartographic section.

Hallett, Zula Velma

Wry Family Bible

  • CA THT 2009.5.1
  • Item
  • 9 January 1882

Item is a black leather 19th century bible used by the Wry family. Printed by Glasgow William Collins, Sons & Co.

Family Bible

  • CA THT 2009.14.1
  • Item
  • Unknown

Item is a black-fabric family bible used for personal reflection and prayer.

Reminiscences of My Life in Centerton, Kings County, NB

  • CA PHI 2
  • Item
  • 2003

Reminiscences of My Life in Centerton, Kings County, NB by Helen (Cathline) (Wright) Grant documents her memories of childhood life in rural Centerton. Born in 1914 (at home) she describes how life was on a small farm, her siblings and how the farm operated. She elaborates on her love of animals and provides information on the neighbours, attending school, the mail system and how money was raised through the sale of wood, butter, eggs, poultry and picking berries. Troubles and tragedies in Centerton are remembered and it is noted that Cathline still lives in Centerton today (2001) although not at the “Old Home”. Some primitive drawings are included, as well as a photocopy of the “Old Home”.

Flewelling family

  • CA MNBM ID130
  • Fonds
  • 1788-1873

This fonds consists of deeds, bonds, wills of Flewelling family and 24 marriage licenses (mainly Saint John), 1846-1852.

Flewelling (family)

Brill family

  • CA MNBM ID1726
  • Fonds
  • 1795-1844

This fonds consists of family records including David Brill's appointment as captain in Queen's County militia, 1795, and returns of his company, 1801. There also the wills of David Brill, 1825, and Stephen Thomas, 1826. Deeds for sale of property between family members, 1806 and 1844 are also included.

Brill (family)

Dixon family

  • CA PANB MC251
  • Fonds
  • 1729-1939

This fonds consists of three main groups of records: the correspondence, memoirs and business records of Charles Dixon (1731-1817); the legal records and correspondence of Edward and James Dixon, with genealogical notes about the family, compiled by James in the 1880s and 1890s; and the records of several local organizations assembled by James while he was an officer of these organizations.

Charles Dixon's records contain a detailed memoir describing his arrival in Sackville with his family in 1772. Correspondence and legal records of Dixon's personal and family business are included, as are records created in his roles as justice of the peace, overseer of the poor, and other public positions. The records give insight into many of the political and religious issues of the time. They include three agreements to buy and sell negro or black slaves, 1792-1795. Also included is the petition of Moses Delesdernier (dated 1780) claiming for expenses incurred in settling and dividing the township of Hopewell from 1774 to 1776. This petition listed expenses incurred for aboriginal women who assisted him in his travels and expenses for housing a Negro in sickness. Dixon corresponded and did business with many of the important political and social figures of the day including Jonathan Odell, Governor Haldimand, Amos Botsford and Isaac Allen.

Edward and James' records consist largely of legal and land documents and family correspondence. James' genealogical notes and correspondence are also included.

There are accounts for the Sackville and Westmorland Agricultural Society, 1871-1872. Records of the Sackville Methodist Chapel, 1816-1890, consist of deeds and financial records about building the chapel and include a history of Methodism in Sackville, handwritten by James Dixon about 1890. There are also accounts of the Sackville Rural Cemetery, 1875-1935.

Charles Dixon (family)

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